Application of RANS to hydrodynamics of bilge keels and baffles

Querard, A.B.G., Temarel, P. and Turnock, S.R. (2010) Application of RANS to hydrodynamics of bilge keels and baffles. In, William Froude Conference on Advances in theoretical and applied hydrodynamics – Past and Future, Portsmouth, GB,


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This investigation first focuses on modelling the flow around cantilever plates in normal oscillation, providing key guidance for attaining sufficient accuracy for most engineering applications, in terms of turbulence modelling, mesh refinement and time step selection. The modelling approach is then applied to the hydrodynamics of a ship-like section fitted with vertical bilge keels, rolling at free surface. The results obtained from RANS are compared to available experimental data and predictions obtained from potential flow analysis. Viscous effects arising from the presence of the bilge keels are shown to influence more hydrodynamic coefficients than just roll fluid damping. Finally, empirical formulae commonly used to allow for the influence of viscous roll damping are compared to RANS predictions and experimental data.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 169617
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November 2010Published
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 09:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31

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